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If the Roosters, Titans, Sea Eagles, Knights, Eels, Cowboys, Bulldogs, Tigers and Dragons go on an epic second half of season run of wins and knocking out all teams from the Top 8 bar us in the process....

Then by seasons end we should have beaten every team in the Top 8 (y)


AND Then........... we will be bagged for having lost against all the failures in the bottom 8 (n)
 

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Flanno, still doesn't like processes haha.

While many believe Shane Flanagan should be given a life ban from coaching in the NRL, he has confirmed talks with Dragon officials regarding the head coaching role.

The Dragons have been in disarray looking for a coach since Jason Ryles turned down a four-year contract worth $3.2 million last week to take over as head coach.

As the likes of Dean Young, Des Hasler and Ben Hornby have been some of the names passed around for the Dragons head coaching job, Shane Flanagan has not only confirmed interest in the role but has stated the club has been in contact with his manager.

“I'll just let it unfold, that's what you have managers for, and hopefully something happens, and it gets done,” Flanagan said on 2GB Radio.

“I'd need to talk to their board and CEO, and they'd have a lot of questions for me, and I'd have a lot of questions for them, and we need to go through that process for sure.

“Obviously, Jason had some concerns when he went there then pulled out at the last minute with a good offer to go to Melbourne.

“There's a lot of water to go under the bridge, and hopefully, it doesn't take too long if it's going to happen, but I'll just leave it to my manager and over the next week or two, I'll be able to tell you what's happening."

The 57-year-old previously coached the Cronulla Sharks for eight seasons and led the team to winning the NRL premiership in 2016.

However, he was later deregistered as a coach for breaching the terms of his 2014 ban over the supplements scandal inflicted at the club.

Since serving his suspension, he has been an assistant under Paul McGregor in 2020 at the Dragons and is the current assistant at Manly under Anthony Seibold.

“I don't think I need to go through an interview process, obviously the club would know exactly what I've done in the game - I've coached at NRL level for eight years, won a competition," he said.

“Obviously, which everyone talks about, I had a suspension but I learnt so much from that period. I'm a better person, a better coach. If the Dragons are interested, we'll chat."
 

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Why would he want to chat if they're interested?
I’m confused - I just said that he doesn’t have time for the bs that club pulls because he knows what they are about.

He basically says as much, he’s also going to get interviewed by Hornsby and Dean Young lol
 
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I’m confused - I just said that he doesn’t have time for the bs that club pulls because he knows that they are about

He basically says as much, he’s also going ti get interviewed by Hornsby and Dean Young lol
You said I take it that he knows what they are about and doesn’t have time for the bs that club pulls

I read that as you don't think he'd be interested in coaching there.
 

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You said I take it that he knows what they are about and doesn’t have time for the bs that club pulls

I read that as you don't think he'd be interested in coaching there.
Nah just mean sounds like he doesn’t have time to be ran around in circles by them
 

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OK. Strange thing for him to say I reckon, comes across as a bit abbrasive/arrogant.
I honestly reckon he doesn’t like how their top line management runs things especially as he’s been close to it; looks like they get in the way.

A good coach would probably be smart to recognise unless they clear the way the job isn’t worth it
 

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I honestly reckon he doesn’t like how their top line management runs things especially as he’s been close to it; looks like they get in the way.

A good coach would probably be smart to recognise unless they clear the way the job isn’t worth it
Their board is a basket case and that's where the problems stem from.

Flanno knows this, but also knows that there is only one board member holding out for him to get the gig. I think he's basically saying I'm not jumping through any hoops knowing I'm not going to get the job and if the impediment gets removed, then you can offer me the job.
 

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I’m no expert but it could be to determine if they want him
Not sure what an interview achieves when he’s coached nearly 200 nrl games & won a premiership. Fair enough if they are looking for a rookie.

Otherwise they should identify who they want as their coach, have a conversation with him and if all checks out then make it happen. Flanno just started his assistant coaching gig at manly and I’m sure he would love to coach again but he’s not desperate.
 

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I’m no expert but it could be to determine if they want him
And if he wants them. Flanno's record is an open book but being a coach noaways is still more than it was the last time he had the gig. Especially at the Dragons. I'd want to sit down and talk through all the details if I were either of them.
 
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